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Bruins Recall Dalton

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins
Boston, MA -- Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has recalled goaltender Matt Dalton from the Reading Royals on an emergency basis (East Coast Hockey League) and placed goaltender Dany Sabourin on re-entry waivers for the purpose of recall. Dalton is expected to join the team tonight and be available for the Bruins/Maple Leafs contest at 7:00 p.m. ET.

This is Dalton’s second recall to Boston, as he was recalled on an emergency basis on Wednesday, February 24 and practiced with the team from February 25 to March 1 while goaltender Tim Thomas participated in the Winter Olympics.

The 23-year-old Dalton has appeared in 37 games this season for Reading with a 17-18-2 record, .905 save percentage and a 3.55 goals against average. Dalton has also appeared in four games for the Providence Bruins this year (American Hockey League) and has 0-4-0 record, a save percentage of .889 and a goals against average of 3.98.

The 6’1”, 194-pound Clinton, Ontario native was signed by the Bruins as a free agent on April 22, 2009 after playing two seasons at Bemidji State University where his career 2.29 goals against average is the best in school history.

Sabourin has played 44 games this season for the Providence Bruins and has registered a 23-20-0 record with three shutouts, a 2.63 Goals Against Average and .914 save percentage. The 10-year-pro is a veteran of 57 NHL games with the Flames, Canucks and Penguins and owns a 18-25-4 record. Originally drafted by the Calgary Flames in the fourth round (108th overall) of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, Sabourin was signed by the Bruins as a free agent on July 7, 2009.
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